Gunmen murder ASP, Inspector in Enugu police patrol ambush

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Two police officers in Enugu State have been killed by gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The officers were killed when the hoodlums ambushed a mobile police patrol team Wednesday evening.

The incident happened at about 7:30 pm along the Udi-Ozalla Road as the Operation Restore Peace Enugu team was on routine patrol.

The victims were identified as Danjuma Joseph, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and Inspector Abu Elamaje.

A residence of the area, who disclosed this to newsmen in confidence, also added that the victims were rushed to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Ituku-Ozalla for treatment but were confirmed dead by doctors on duty.

This is coming barely two days after about eight security operatives were also ambushed and killed in Imo State.

Another officer, Inspector Udeme Udomeng, who sustained bullet wounds, was treated and discharged.

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